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(4743) Kikuchi

Reference work entry

1988 DA. Discovered 1988 Feb. 16 by T. Fujii and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Ryoko Kikuchi (1964– ), who was backup to the first Japanese astronaut, Toyohiro Akiyama {see planet  (4714)}, and helped to report details of environmental disruption. (M 21132)

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